Why Sweatsuits Are the New Power Suits
Win the comfort game all day long with these matching top and bottom sets.
With many fashion trends feeling irrelevant right now—tailoring, cocktail dresses and sequins to name a few—one trend is ruling the WFH roost and that’s the humble sweatsuit. Sweatsuits are 2021’s answer to the blazer-and-pants combo of your former work wardrobe. Equally at ease at your desk, on your sofa or in Zoom calls, the sweatsuit is such a versatile style chameleon, it nails every demand with utterly chill nonchalance. This veritable hug of an outfit now comes in an array of delicious shades and styles, so there’s no excuse not to win at 24/7 comfort in an on-trend sweatsuit this season. These are a few ways to wear yours.
A category previously reserved for beiges and vanillas in recent times, neutral shades have had an unexpected update, elevated in dusty sunset hues and pared-down brights. Making a case for the more modern neutral hue, these Reebok Classics pants and crew sweater set in Harmony Green absolutely nail it with their low-key minimalist vibes and chic edge. Colored with a natural dye and cut from fleecy French terry, this suit is top-to-toe hygge. Pair it with the Classic Legacy Leather Shoes in complementing Harmony Green and Neon Mint for a neon-neutral take.
Few combos come more classic than monochrome with that statement contrast of black and white. Super versatile and always elegant, there’s no end of possibilities when it comes to mixing and matching monochrome pieces. Bringing a fresh twist to the classic black hoodie, the VB Cowl Sweatshirt with its tall co-branded logo-collar can be rolled up or down, depending on your mood. Team it with the simple Classics Vector Track Pants in white for a subtle statement. For more proportional play, try the VB 7/8 Logo Tights. Wear your ensemble with the black Zig Kinetica II to nail that minimalist confidence.
While fluffy, fleecy sweatsuits are a must, there’s room to play around with shapes and textures, too. Give your look a bit of attitude by mixing in cropped proportions, like this Studio Cropped French Terry Crew Sweatshirt in a lush Forest Green. Pair it with the Shiny Woven Pants in a matching hue. The softness of the top set off against the shiny-finish pants scores instant-cool points. To boost the look further, add the complementing Shiny Woven Jacket for extra kudos. Team the full ensemble with this minty Zig Kinetica II for a yummy color clash.
While matchy-matchy sets lead the charge, that doesn’t mean you can’t have a little fun clashing in some neon pieces, too. Mix a popping top like this Retro Oversize Hoodie in a vibrant Energy Glow hue with more neutral bottoms such as the Classics Natural Dye Pant in Meteor Grey. To amp up the energy, work in these bright green Cardi B Coated Club Classics for all the bold moves.
Taking loungewear straight off the runway and onto your sofa, few do low-key cool better than Victoria Beckham. If you love understated-chic, you’ll find your happy place with the burgundy, oversized silhouette of the VB Hoodie paired with these VB Joggers to complete the look. Or take it a step further and riff off the red color story with VB Performance Tights. For a daring effect, add these silver VB Dual Court II’s.
Less can be so much more—even with sweatsuits. Sticking to a simple, pristine palette conveys effortless confidence, no matter what the occasion. Nail that less-is-more mindset with a statement piece like the Reebok Identity Logo Sweatshirt paired with black pants like these MYT Woven Joggers. Keep the streamlined look going with the white and grey details of these Classic Leather Legacy Shoes.
Amped Up Sporty
With all its WFH appeal, it’s easy to forget that the sweatsuit’s athletic roots. Tap into them with the strong retro vibes of the Classics Vector Cropped Track Jacket in a winning white, navy and red geometric design. Pair it with the sporty Classics Vector Track Pants to really nail the old school sporty feel. This look demands a classic sneaker to complete the moment, so why not crush it with the Classic Legacy Leather Shoe in Dynamic Blue for a big mood.